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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Soultree Licorice Hair Repair Shampoo Review

This is a review of Soultree Ayurvedic Hair Repair Shampoo containing licorice (mulethi), shikakai and bhringaraj with nourishing coconut oil. It claims to be Free of sulphates, parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial fragrances and silicones. This shampoo is suitable for all hair types: Virgin hair, chemically treated hair, hennaed Hair and chemically colored hair.

AVAILABILITY: You can buy it from here (direct links to product page): Jabong.com, Flipkart.com. Also available at snapdeal.com, naturalmantra.com, livenatural.com etc.

Soultree licorice hair repair shampoo review

Soultree Hair Repair shampoo is one of the best shampoos I have ever used and is great for really damaged, undernourished, heat or chemically treated hair. If used on healthy hair, it will make them even healthier and fuller. But if you prefer products that lather a lot, please don't buy it, because sulphates-free shampoos hardly lather and especially this one almost doesn't lather at all.

Soultree licorice hair repair sulphates free shampoo review

Quantity: 200 ml
Price: INR 450
Shelf Life: 30 months from mfg


Soultree Licorice Hair Repair Shampoo Price

Why I Chose This Organic Sulphates-free Shampoo?

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I am extremely particular about the personal care products I use and do a lot of research before buying anything. When Organic Surge discontinued its Color Protect shampoo, I was really disappointed. I stocked on a few last bottles available in the market but I kept receiving numerous emails daily asking about a good sulphates-free shampoo. I read about many shampoos but my research ended on this one and I requested a sample from the brand.

By the way, there are 2 more shampoos in Soultree's Keshava hair care range:

1. Soultree Triphala with conditioning Henna Hair Revitalizing Shampoo (200 ml for INR 350)
2. Soultree Neem & Aloe with Lemon peel Anti- Dandruff Shampoo (120 ml for INR 295) (New release).

According to Soultree, the Triphala Shampoo is for regular use and you may need a conditioner after that. The damage repair one is a special shampoo for unhealthy hair and does not really require a conditioner.

HOW SULPHATES-FREE SHAMPOOS WORK?

As I have explained in previous reviews, sulphates-free shampoos take time (at least 5-7 uses) while your hair adapt to them. During this adaptation period, these shampoos do not lather at all and do not easily spread on the scalp. Hair may feel weighed down and unclean during this initial stage. Some people end up using a lot of quantity in an effort to generate lather, but using too much shampoo may actually dry out hair. So if you can condition yourself to think that some shampoos CAN actually clean your hair without lather, it will be easier for you to switch to a sulphates-free shampoo and reap the benefits.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH SOULTREE LICORICE HAIR REPAIR SHAMPOO


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HOW TO USE: Even though I was using a sulphates free shampoo for a year and a half, it still took 5-7 uses before this Soultree shampoo started spreading on my scalp. I noticed a change in the 5th use and proper lathering by the 7th time. After adaptation period is over, it lathers a little if you pour diluted shampoo on the scalp and gently pat with the other hand. If you try to rub it into the scalp, it won't lather at all. I concentrate on the head, leave on the shampoo for a minute and pour some water. When the shampoo runs down, it automatically cleans the lengths. Then repeat if required. I use very less amount on the lengths.

I have used it for 7 weeks/10 times by now and the remaining amount will last me max 3 more uses. In those 10 times, I had to shampoo 2-3 times on oiled hair, but it never ever dried my hair.


Soultree licorice damage hair repair shampoo review swatch
The bubbles you see are not soapy, but more like light air bubbles
I usually oil my hair a day before shampooing (Jojoba oil + Olive oil+ Rosemary, Cinnamon and Ylang Ylang essential oils). This shampoo effectively degreased my oiled hair even though it did not lather at all initially. It added enormous volume to my hair in the first use itself as if each hair strand had thickened. Hair felt soft and shiny and I have never used a conditioner after this shampoo so far. (I use conditioner only after doing Henna and Indigo).

My adaptation period for this shampoo is now over. It now easily spreads on my scalp and produces a little lather too. On rinsing out, you just see creamy soap streaks and no foam or bubbles at all. The best part is I can wash my knee-length hair with just 8-10 mugs of water! Even though my hair quality had improved after I shifted to Henna in May this year, Soultree hair repair shampoo made my hair healthier. There is shine and much more bounce. I see an improvement in hair volume till mid length and hoping that with continuous use hair will grow further to volumize the lower length too.


Soultree Licorice Hair Repair Shampoo Review Ingredients

THE PLUSES:
  • This shampoo does what it claims
  • Does not leave hair ends dry or tangled
  • Effectively cleans even oiled hair
  • Gives volume and shine to hair
  • Stops hair fall
  • Does not turn hair frizzy or blown up. Hair look straighter and more aligned.
  • Used along with essential oils, it even helps your hair grow longer and fewer split ends
  • Truly Organic and not tested on animals
  • Suitable for all hair types. Especially nourishing for Henna and chemically colored and chemically treated hair
  • Smells delicious
  • Natural origin ingredients, Free of Synthetic Preservatives, Colours or Fragrances. Free of Paraffins, Silicones. Free of sulphates and parabens.
THE MINUSES:
  • Costlier than other such shampoos in the market. Even costlier than Organic Surge if you calculate price per ml. So not everybody might be able to afford. I wish the packing had been bigger/250ml for that price.
  • Very different from all other shampoos I have ever used. A little difficult to get used to. If you really want your hair to be healthy, you need to be patient for the first few weeks and it will be truly rewarding afterwards.
  • All other shampoos increase in volume on diluting so a little amount is required. This shampoo is very thick and volume does not really increase on dilution. I need 3 times more quantity as compared to other shampoos.
  • Organic Surge 250 ml bottle used to last me 3-4 months use for knee length hair (average use twice a week). This whole bottle will last me a total of 13 uses.
So even though I would soooo LOVE TO continue using it in the future too, because the results are JUST AMAZING, it will pinch my pocket. Plus restocking every 1-1.5 months would not be that convenient.

I noticed something important regarding the ingredients which I have discussed below. Those interested can read on.

SOULTREE HAIR REPAIR SHAMPOO INGREDIENTS

Soultree Licorice Hair Repair Shampoo Ingredients

Yashtimadhu = Licorice = Mulethi = Glycyrrhiza glabra
Gwarpatha= Aloe Vera = Aloe Barbadensis
Methika= Fenugreek = Methi = Trigonella Foenumgraecum
Japapushpa= Hibiscus = Hibiscus Rosa Sinesis

The ingredients list of this shampoo is really impressive and enticing for those who prefer natural hair and skin loving ingredients. As you can see, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate have been added as preservatives. While these are much better than parabens and phenoxyethanol, there is a serious concern. When Sodium Benzoate along with Potassium sorbate comes in contact with Vitamin C, it produces Benzene, which is a carcinogen. And this shampoo also contains Amla, which is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C.

Also, as you can see, there is only 0.5 gms of Amla in each hundred gram, this whole bottle has a total of 1gm of Amla extract. So this couldn't have been dangerous. Thankfully, Soultree has already reformulated the ingredients. Sodium Benzoate has been replaced with Sodium Levulinate, which does not pose any such serious dangers. Some of the ingredients have been removed and some now ones like Olive oil have been added to improve results. The reformulated bottles are already in the market. I wish I had gotten to try the newer one.


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Soultree licorice damage repair shampoo is definitely the best shampoo I have ever used. I love the bounce, shine and volume it has given to my hair. I would love to stick to it. I just wish it was a little more affordable in terms of price or quantity, so more people could benefit from it. It will still be good value for money for men and short haired women. 

Highly recommend to everyone who wants beautiful gorgeous hair.

54 comments:

  1. Seems to be a great product..i would love to try..
    Great review as alwyz gagan..

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    1. Thanks Tej. Yes it can be a great product for your color treated hair.

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  2. This does look like a great product for sure.. During the past few weeks when i was doing my research for a safe shampoo, i came across the baking soda & vinegar method to wash hair. I have used it just one till now which was day before yesterday. Even though the results were not very great, im giving it time as they say the hair takes about 5-7 washes to get used to the new method. Gagan, do you know more about this method? Would you recommend doing that for the future or if you know of some harmful effects, let me know please. I would also like to try this soul tree shampoo since the ingredients list looks so safe as you suggest but how do i combine the two techniques now?

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    1. Dear Ayesha, what you have mentioned is also called the no-poo method. Many people use that for both dry and wet shampooing. It works the same way as a sulphates free shampoo, that is, it will take a few uses and then you are good to go. Now some people may feel tingling or itching on the scalp with baking soda. But it is considered a safe and healthy method of cleaning hair and is friendly to nature/environment too. People with dry, frizzy hair need to follow it up with apple cider vinegar (ACV). ACV helps reach an ideal pH while cleaning hair with this method, thereby protecting you from microbes etc, the same work which parabens and other presrvatives too. Additionally ACV settles down the raised scales of the outer layer of hair (the cuticle) and hair appear smooth, healthier and shiny... in short... conditioned.

      You can incorporate this Soultree shampoo in your routine along with the no-poo method. I think it should work. I would say just continue with baking soda for a few more times till you reach the desired result and then bring in the shampoo. From personal experience, it is strange that for every sulphates free shampoo, I had to go through an adaptation period though ideally it should happen once and it should keep working if you switch to another sulphates free shampoo.

      Else, if you feel dryness after the no-poo method, you can use the shampoo for the winters and switch to baking soda in Summers when more sweat is generated in the scalp.

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    2. That was a very detailed reply gagan.. Thanks for that. i tried the no poo method for a couple of more washes but somehow, i always felt that the scalp isnt getting cleaned. there was always this itchy feeling like something is sticking to my scalp. it may get better after the adaptation period but i got my soultree shampoo delivered in between and i tried it and the results are so good,. i would not say that my hair fall stopped after the first wash because i know its not possible and i should give it some time. but i did not feel the need of conditioner at all and the scalp feels clean and refreshed. Even though i had put coconut oil the night before the wash and this shampoo does not produce much lather but it still removed the oil in just 1 wash effectively. I also got my oils (jojoba, argan, ylang ylang & lavender) delivered today. So i am going to try this for a couple of months now and wait to get my hair health restored soon.. :) just one question, the shampoo that i have got also contains the old ingredient list (i.e with sodium benzoate). should i still continue using it or get the new bottle?

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  3. Seems to be great, hey what abt use of heena+indigo in winter? I reside in Delhi so scared that using heena will lead to cold and cough. Any solution for this prob??

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    1. Sharvini Maurya, right? Long time. I had the same fear last winters but so far it is going fine with the method I had shared and my place is much more colder than Delhi. Coffee will keep the paste warm and as long as you are using herbal henna and then covering the head properly as suggested, head will be rather warm and no cooling sensation should happen in the scalp. I don't know what will happen in the coming winter months but so far it is working the same as in Summers. If I feel cooling, I will update on the blog page and those interested can contact me to know of any changes in the method.

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    2. Yeah right,I tried..went thru the procedure u mentioned...nothing happened as such so u big thumps up.

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  4. I would definitely try this one...Gagan i strongly believe in the reviews given by you...n the products that you recommend supports that.

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    1. Yes it is worth trying Rashmi but initially it needs a lot of patience. I know you are so good and patience with the Henna method so hope this too goes well with you :) Thanks for that HUGE compliment Rashmi. That trust means a lot.

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  5. thats grt gagan.. another one to go to our list. thank you so much for updating us all. you have reviewed it in such detail!.. loved it.. thank u once again!

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    1. Thanks for reading Supriya. Since you too are so into organic products, I knew you are gonna love this one :)

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  6. Finally another awaited review is here.. Thank you Gagan:) :) Its price is a concern though;)

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    1. Yes I remember you were waiting for this one :) I am hoping by next bottle it should ease up further and I so hope I need less quantity in the future. May be the reformulated one already works better. Can't say till I use. But after using so far, yes I feel it is pricey for the number of uses it lasts.

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  7. great review Gagan!! :D 'm gonna look for the new reformulated version now!

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    1. :) yes do try this brand. It definitely makes hair healthier.

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  8. Fabulous review Gaganpreet!

    I so love how you explained the ingredients in the last part which makes my life easier choosing a shampoo.
    Again thank you for all your efforts & God bliss :)

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    1. Thanks Sis, I am glad you read through and liked the detail on the ingredients coz me too check out thoroughly before deciding to purchase anything. Thanks for the blessings :)

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  9. Thanxs angel. ..I was eagerly waiting for dis as I was facin terrible hair fall since last 2 week's. Also I strt gettin pimples on my face probably cos of oils dat im usin jojoba+argan+rosemary+ylang ylang now wen I hve yopped using dem my hair fall had strted again.plz suggest whch oils shld I use for hair strengthing without gettin pimples

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    1. try mixing jojoba base with tea tree + lavender + rosemary EOs.. jojoba is needed 'cause of it being a base and also 'cause it gets absorbed into skin/hair easily. and these that I mentioned are known to treat acne-prone skin! or you could also try neem with jojoba (Gagan recommended :D ) or peppermint with jojoba too, but in case of peppermint very less amount should be used :)

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    2. These EOs treat dandruff as well as acne, so be assured to get cured :P but make sure that any of these oils do not cause you irritation. do a patch test first alright.

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    3. I think the breakouts could be due to Jojoba oil as it is richer than the other carrier oils. Try using the essential oils in Argan alone or add just a few drops of Jojoba as it is winters. Jojoba breaks out my friend's skin too as she has oily skin and it breaks out my oily t-zone/forehead if I apply liberally. How much quantity of Jojoba are you using? Just concentrate on the scalp, wipe off the excess from the face and forehead with a paper tissue or skip using Jojoba for some time and see. But don't give up on the essential oils.

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    4. Thanks for the lovely suggestions Ray. I love to see your active participation and your keen interest in others' well being. Keep it up! Yes, neem/ tea tree/ lavender all help to heal acne but Preity is not acne prone. Seems Jojoba is breaking her out, she could be using a higher quantity of Jojoba. Happens with me when I use Soulflower's roll on's on my forehead. They also have a Jojoba base and break me out even though I have dry skin.

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    5. no, no Gagan.. they cure dandruff and scalp infections too as well as stimulate hair growth.. so mentioned. yes, they shouldn't be applied liberally if one is having breakouts... but keep the quantity of EOs not more than 4% alright..

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    6. You are absolutely right about the essential oils Ray. What I wrote was about the carrier oil. Preity was getting breakouts from Jojoba carrier oil. She is still using the essential oils but in Argan carrier oil base instead of Argan+Jojoba mixed and she emailed me that is working better now. Some people with oily T-Zone or oily skin do get breakouts with Jooba carrier oil as it is quite rich.

      And you asked for a review on the Patanjali creams, I will do that soon. And hey you can email me your questions now :)

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  10. Hey Gagan, you talked about the dandruff shampoo from soul tree on ecotokri. I could only see 200ml one for Rs. 425... though a better option it pinches to buy it in one go... Im totally into organic cosmetics... Will be looking forward to more such.. I read the dear earth review too... any suggestions on organic websites? though ecotokri.com is really good.

    Regards,
    New follower/reader

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  11. Dear New Follower :) Welcome to my Blog Family. You can get the 120ml pack from here: http://www.mygreenkart.com/soul-tree-anti-dandruff-shampoo.html but this business provides free shipping on all orders above INR 499 (INR 50 shipping charge otherwise). I too feel Soultree products are overpriced.

    Many times dandruff is simply because of the harsh chemicals present in your shampoo or dryness during cold weather/ season change. If that is the case, you can simply rub lemon in your scalp. Keep it for say 20-30 minutes and use any mild shampoo. Additionally, you can mix a little bit of castor or olive oil on your palm into your shampoo and then apply it on your scalp. Lemon will take care of the dandruff and the oil will make your shampoo less harsh, leaving your hair and scalp nourished.

    For severe dandruff problem, which is more like a scalp infection, tea tree or lavender essential oil are the best investment. Both of these have numerous other uses in personal care and in the household, so are worth buying. Simply mix a few drops of lavender essential oil in any carrier oil (olive/ jojoba/ castor/argan/avocado/coconut/sweet almond etc) and massage into the scalp. Keep overnight and shampoo next morning.

    You can check these sites: ecotokri.com, greenngood.com, naturalmantra.com, mygreenkart.com. Honestly I haven't shopped from any of these. But please be aware that many products which are sold as organic or natural, have other harmful chemicals added. I found that with some products being sold at ecotokri.

    You can also check this Aroma Magic anti-dandruff shampoo: http://www.medplusbeauty.com/products/aromamagic-china-rose-anti-dandruff-shampoo. I haven't used it but checked some reviews for you. Personally this is the next brand whose shampoos I want to check and they are pretty affordable too.

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  12. Which products being sold on ecotokri have chemicals? they have chemical names, but i hardly see any 'harmful' ones on their website. Infact I see a lot of commercial brands on mygreenkart.

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  13. Hi Gagan,
    I was commenting as anonymous till now. I read further down and it said you dislike anonymous commenting.. Anyways, thanks a ton for the dandruff solution. Where to buy all these essential oils and which brand would you recommend?
    Regards,

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    1. Dear Megha, thanks for sharing your name. The reason I prefer people to comment with their real name is 1. The comments sound more authentic and not 'made up' as if I may be writing them and 2. It helps me make sure some brand is not leaving glorifying fake comments for itself anonymously, misleading my readers.

      To answer your previous question, I was referring to Rustic Art shampoos which are being sold not only on Ecotokri but also at all other websites I have mentioned above. Rustic Art adds Alpha Olefin Sulphonate as a surfactant in it's shampoos. But this is a harsh surfactant which rather over-cleans hair and damages them. Other organic and conditioning ingredients present along with it 'hide' the damage and it doesn't show up as obvious and people keep thinking that the shampoo is actually doing them good when it is not.

      You are right, apart from Rustic Art, I love all the other products being sold on Ecotokri and plan to shop from them in the near future.

      I have tried essential oils only from Aroma Magic and Soulflower, and Soulflower definitely is pure. Aroma Magic's Lavender oil started smelling weird over passage of time and I could smell the presence of the carrier oil it was diluted with. Essential oils are very strong and cannot be used directly on the skin but Aroma Magic's was quite bearable on skin even when used alone. Have tried carrier oils from Moksha and the quality is as good as Soulflower, though I am yet to try an essential oil from Moksha. There are many other brands of EOs available in the market by now, which is really great as compared to a few years ago. As I try out more brands in the future, I will keep updating.

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  14. Hi,
    I have used all shampoos possible from Giovanni to Nexxus Biotin SHampoo and from Neelabringadi Taila to Castor oil and Wild growth oil. My hair fall doesnt seem to stop and new hair growth is a far fetched dream. Plase help me with the exact routine i should follow. This may be my final hope :(. Now I am using coconut oil with castor oil and wash my hair twice-thrice a week. The oiling happens the night before shampooing. I am low on Vit D levels and have been on medication for 6 months now. The levels of Vit D are normal now.
    Please HELP!

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    1. Hi Sneha, since yours is a severe problem, I need to ask questions and do a deep dive to be able to help. There is surely something wrong somewhere in the products you are using. I have certain medical conditions too but in most cases, the hairfall happens due to outer triggers rather than inner. Please refer to the consultation charges mentioned under the 'Blog Policy' tab above and email me to proceed further.

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  15. Hey there,
    I can't believe I didn't find your blog earlier! Chanced upon it when I was researching on Vidal Sassoon Color Care reviews. Extremely hard to find detailed and genuine reviews on color care shampoos ><

    I'm using La Riche hair colors now, and I was using their shampoo but was not satisfied with it because it was expensive and I had to be very careful of how much I'm using since it is only 150ml. It also doesn't help that my hair always gets oily the next day if I don't wash it at night, and it just clumps up in a disgusting manner, because I'm in humid Singapore -sigh-

    I am somewhat wary of how it doesn't foam and how I have to wait for 5-7 uses for my scalp to get used to it, because I really cannot afford to have my hair be oily and clumpy in Singapore, but after how many other products have failed me, I shall take another leap of faith, because your review has convinced me. :)

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    1. Hi there, I am sorry for the very late reply. I had sprained my waist in the last week of March and since then there is one or the other thing coming up. I hope you read this reply. I knew that Soultree was trying to expanf to ohter countries but I didn't know it is already there in Singapore. Have you ever tried a natural dry shampoo like arrow-root starch powder or rice powder or cocoa? There is plenty of information on it on the internet and you can give it a shot. Not just the humidity, hair can also become oily quickly after hair wash if your shampoo foams a lot and is harsh. When harsh shampoos (even the so called mild ones that have hidden ingredients) overstrip oil from your scalp, our body tries to replenish that oil and initially it takes a few washes for your body to understand and adjust the sebum production.

      You can also try a few drops of rosemary or tea tree essential oil added to apple cider vinegar on days when you don't want to shampoo and yet want to freshen up your hair. Just dilute one cup of apple cider vingar or normal white vinegar in 8 times (plain or with 3-4 drops of rosemary or tea tree essential oil added) or more water and use that to rinse your hair without shampooing.

      This Soultree one that I had used didn't foam much but people got back to me saying that they had bought the new reformulated version of this shampoo and that lathers good. So you can go for it without worrying on the lather part.

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    2. Hi there :)
      I hope everything's ok now! Anyway, I've just tried the shampoo (it arrived this evening) and the lather part wasn't too much of a concern, because I had experience using similar non-foaming shampoo. Currently my scalp feels much fresher; I can't wait to see the long term benefits of this shampoo!

      And no, from my online search I think there isn't any dealer for Soul Tree in Singapore currently. I bought the shampoo from naturalmantra.com. Had to wait for a month to get the shampoo, but now I think it's really worth the wait :)

      I will try out the dry shampoo and vinegar recipes one day! Thanks for the advice. Also, do you know of any good remedies for thin and fine hair? :)

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    3. Hi Dear, I am fine now though it all wasted a lot of my time and kept me away from the blog. I am glad you are liking the shampoo. So you are from India and currently in Singapore, I see :)

      Yes, dry shampoos seem to be very helpful in humid weather where normal shampooing on a daily/more frequent basis may imbalance sebum production in your scalp.

      For this and fine hair... do you mean you want to make your hair thicker and more voluminous? Check out the first article under 'Hair Care' that says how to take care of damaged hair etc. It will give you a fair idea about what all can help. Second, you can try rubbing aloe vera gel in your scalp may be at night and leave overnight and wash out with plain water in the morning. It helps prevent oiliness. You can try Henna hair masks if you have the patience to keep it on your hair for 1-2 hours. If interested, you can email me after becoming a blog member and I have a very specific recipe to boost up hair volume which I currently use as a part of my henna session.

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  16. Thanks for the lovely post :) I am so used to the lather that i feel my hair isnt washed properly until i see all the lather, so i was just wondering if i could use hair oil from soul tree and continue with my current shampoo that is tressme. Any suggestions if that would be of any good?

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    1. I definitely remember answering this comment on April 18th while after replying to the comment right above yours, but I see it's not there. Sometimes I am typing and get up in between and my little one takes over and nicely 'crosses' out all open windows to play his games. This seems to have happened with your comment too. So again I am not sure if you will be reading this after so long :(

      Why do you have to buy readymade oils at blown up rates? If Tresemme suits you, you can definitely keep using that and for the oils, you can buy from Soulflower.biz or from shop.mokshalifestyle.com. Moksha is a wholesaler and while creating online account, you will need to choose the currency as INR. Soulflower would give you fastest shipping. Now which oils to go for, simply check my first article under the Hair Care section and if you still have any questions, you can ask me.

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  17. Sat sri akal! :D

    I am really tempted to buy this shampoo but the price is too high but I think I will give in and buy it soon. I cannot do without using a conditioner in my hair after shampooing so I was wondering if I can use it w/o tampering with shampoo's effect if you know what I mean?

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    1. Dear Deepika, Sat Sri Akal :) Yes, I agree with you on the price thing, which is why I didn't repurchase this shampoo. But I have JUST found the next perfect shampoo I guess. So don't buy this one. I had bought a new brand of baby shampoo for my son and used myself too to make sure it is good for him. I am loving the results. Need to try just one more time to give a final verdict on it. So stay tuned for the review and you may like it. It's 200 ml for Rs 325, which is again a little costly but still much cheaper than Soultree for the same quantity.

      Can you please share why exactly do you need a conditioner? If a shampoo can make your hair healthy, luscious and soft, you won't need a conditioner. I use a conditioner ONLY after I do henna indigo which is like once a month. If I shampoo or condition too often, it spoils my hair.

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    2. Actually mainnu aadat payi hoyi ne. :P It's more of a psychological thing I guess. I just love how soft a conditioner makes my hair. But if a shampoo can give exact same results then I am willing to stop using conditioners. Yes I am awaiting the review :)

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  18. Ha ha your Punjabi is good and sounds sweet too. My little one speaks Hindi and sometimes tries to make sentences in Punjabi which makes us all smile.

    I guess you are right about it being a psychological thing and it's with most girls. I had started using conditioner sparingly in 2012. At that time I had color treated damaged hair and had started with Organic Surge Color protect shampoo. I noticed whenever I used the conditioner regularly, it made my hair dry and when I used it once in 3 weeks, my hair remained soft and beautiful just with the shampoo. So a little patience was all that was needed to give up on the conditioner habit. Later hair quality started improving and when I shifted to henna a year ago, I now use conditioner ONLY after my natural hair coloring session every 3-4 weeks or once a month. Absolutely no need of a conditioner and the softness is unparalleled. My kid loves touching them, what more proof :)

    I need to know which shampoo and conditioner are you currently using and your scalp type: oily/dry/ normal.

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  19. Hehe thank you. Aw, little ones sound cute whilst speaking broken Punjabi. :D

    Anyway, I was experiencing severe hair fall since last few months (I have hypothyroid so maybe it's got to do w it). I saw a dermatologist and he gave me medicine, it is basically Biotin tablets and a shampoo to use along with a tonic that I was to apply in the roots. I followed that regime for two months and hair fall decreased by 75%. Now the shampoo and tonic have finished and I am only eating the medicine. I am using Khadi Satritha Shampoo along with Khadi Lemongrass Conditioner. I am fairly impressed with the shampoo and conditioner as they do the job well but I want a change now. My hair is normal. I mean they do get a bit oily from roots when I am out cycling as a result of sweating (I live in Lucknow and it's very hot here). Recently, my hair got dry owing to hot and dry weather. But now it's hot and humid so yeah only the roots get oily. I am looking for a shampoo that will stop the hair fall to an extent if not completely, clean the scalp, add bounce and shine to my hair, make them soft and help with split ends too if possible and doesn't have harsh chemicals. I also put oil in my hair overnight once a week so the shampoo should be able to remove the oil too.

    Haiii main ta poori kahani hi type kar ditti. Mainnu muaf karo. :$

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    1. I wonder where did you learn such pure Punjabi like 'muaf' instead of 'maaf' :)

      And now that I have reviewed Bubchen shampoo, I think it addresses most of the concerns you have listed here. Yes thyroid can definitely cause hairfall and Biotin tablets may breakout the skin I have heard that's the side effect. I am not very confident of Khaadi products so haven't tried beyond a few soaps a few years ago. But good to hear positive feedback about their shampoos. The problem with my hair is my hair can't take even the slightest bit of SLS though SLES is a little tolerable and I am not sure which on Khaadi uses.

      I truly hope the Bubchen one helps you out. And dear you had left a comment on the Henna Indigo method article but today when I went to answer it, it is showing as deleted. You can email/message me and I will share some tips on what you had asked.

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    2. Thank you for responding! I will email you shortly. And yes definitely purchase Bubchen shampoo. :)

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  20. Hi, I m looking for a shampoo to stop hair fall.Read your review about soul tree licorice shampoo. Wanted to ask if I can use this shampoo without conditioner.

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    1. Dear Priti, I never recomend using conditioner unnecessarily because it dries out your hair. If you want healthy hair, conditioner should be used once in 2-3 weeks. In advertisements, we are told to use conditioner after every shampoo just as a marketing gimmick, else who will buy their products. When you shift to sulphates free shampoos like Soultree or Bubchen etc, it takes 4-5 uses before your hair become soft and silky. For the first 4 uses or so, you may find them drying, but you need to be patient.

      Also, these shampoos don't lather much., Bubchen starts lathering after 4 uses or so, but Soultree... well it doesn't. Also Soultree is costlier and I found Bubchen to be much better in performance. Still if you want to go for Soultree, keep a separate small bottle. And every time, take out some shampoo in the other bottle, mix a little fruit juice.. any juice say liquid extracted from crushed strawberries, crushed peaches, or orange juice or watermelon .. just 1-2 spoons and mix a few drops of any favorite oil of yours. Shake well and use that to shampoo. That ways Soultree lathers well.

      And if you can wait a few weeks, I will be reviewing another sulphates-free shampoo. If you need immediate help with your hair, try Bubchen. The review is under the Hair Care section above.

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  21. Appreciate the care you have taken in analyzing the ingredients. Very few bloggers actually do that. My search for the perfect gentle shampoo continues, as i was shocked to know about the Vit C and Benzoate reaction. Earlier i used 2 bottles of Soul Tree triphala which was supposted to have good concentrations of Amla

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    1. Dear Vasu, thanks for reading and sharing your feelings about this brand. I had a similar reaction and their Triphala shampoo is drying as compared to this licorice one. I don't have good feedback on their showergels too. So I stopped using this brand.

      I think your search for a perfect gentle shampoo ends on this blog as I have recently found an awesome one :) Have used the new sulphates-free shampoo twice so far and loving the results. Just waiting to check how it fares on hennaed hair/ color protection factor. I will be reviewing it pretty soon. So please check back or stay tuned with the Hair Care Section.

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  22. That was gr8 review with all the details and insights required. But do you suggest this for dry, frizzy and curly hairs?
    btw am adding you to my circles, lets keep intouch:-)

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  23. Dont mind me asking which rosemary oil do you use.

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  24. Hi Gagan,
    Could you please suggest the right soultree shampoo for my hair. My scalp gets oily but hair are thick and gets freezy. It does not stay straight long after comb and seems rough. I wash my hair every alternate day as it becomes sticky if I dont.
    I apply heena every two months and feel after applying hair becomes dry and further freezy.
    Pls suggest what should I use for my hair.

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  25. Great review but please tell whether it makes hair dry or not? Is it a good shampoo for normal to dry hair? I have a wavy texture so would this shampoo suit me? Also please tell if it requires a hair wash followed by its hair conditioner. Need to know about its conditioners as well.

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